Back in January 2004 the Bush administration ordered a Border Patrol survey of
people captured while trying to sneak in from Mexico. It took 18 months to get
it, but a group called Judicial Watch got the results.Some 45% said they
were crossing because they had heard Bush was offering an amnesty program and
63% heard media reports from within Mexico about possible amnesty.So...is
it any surprise that with all this talk of amnesty coming from the Obama
administration and other politicians that people are risking their lives to get
here on the chance that they will get amnesty?How many of these people
would be trying to cross if they thought America was getting tough on illegal
aliens?We lack the political will to create an atmosphere of deterrence.
How is "child" defined? The article didn't say.What is
the maximum age of a child?Is a child someone 18 years old or
younger?1.5 billion is not small potatoes. To put it in perspective,
it's 3 times what Solyndra cost, (but only about 1/32 of what pensions to
retired vets cost every year).Still, when you're talking
billions, that's serous money.It is "Conservative"
capitalists who benefit most from illegal immigration, because is equates to
cheap labor. And even though these "Conservatives" may publicly PRETEND
to be against illegal immigration, in reality, many of them are very much for
it.That's why it's so hard to stop.